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Reply #1065 on: September 16, 2020, 06:25:25 am
Me too, best way to counteract unpleasant engine noise is to attack the source. Like for example the lash on the cam gears. Which is not all that easy because when the engine warms up the axial distance between the gears increases as the cam shafts are mounted in an aluminium housing that has an rather big thermal expansion compared to the steel gears and the lash increases proportionally to the engine temperature. Nevertheless a lot can be done, however it probably won't ever be as quiet as a chain as in the 650ies.


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Reply #1066 on: September 18, 2020, 08:32:02 pm
Rode from the welsh border to the west coast to fix a customer. Pretty close to Paul Henshaw's place actually, almost did a detour down to his place but stuck to side roads. Thought I'd better fill up. £3.87. The bike had done roughly 130 miles to the gallon. In smaller USA gallons that's about 108 miles. I was  on singletrack hill roads for half the way, but hey all hail to Hitchcocks!


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Reply #1067 on: September 22, 2020, 09:02:35 am
After further er discussion it was  around 95mpg. Think if I was somewhere flat at a constant 3000 [55ish with my gearing] it might well be three figures


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Reply #1068 on: September 26, 2020, 11:53:18 pm
So today I found out that my GT 535 is not sending to current to the H4 connections and nothing to the black/grey wires for the pilot light.
  My probe read the H4 connections with null at the Positive wire. And zero at one ground. And 0.1 volts on the other ground. The first place I’ll look and do a clean up are the handle bar controls. Probably snotty in there. This bike sat for at least two years.
  It has less the 300 miles on it!
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Reply #1069 on: September 27, 2020, 01:43:07 pm
I am about to make an oil pressure indicator, does anyone know of an oil pressure switch that is not as large as the typical automotive switches ??? One that switches somewhere between 5-15 PSI?

Can't wait skipping looking at the riduculous oil window.



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Reply #1070 on: September 27, 2020, 07:04:10 pm
So today I found out that my GT 535 is not sending to current to the H4 connections and nothing to the black/grey wires for the pilot light.
  My probe read the H4 connections with null at the Positive wire. And zero at one ground. And 0.1 volts on the other ground. The first place I’ll look and do a clean up are the handle bar controls. Probably snotty in there. This bike sat for at least two years.
  It has less the 300 miles on it!

I have sprayed the handlebar switches with cleaner. I also sprayed the connectors inside the headlight cluster.
  The Green wire is the positive. On the wiring diagram I see Green wires going to Front Brake Switch, Rear Brake Switch, Intrument Cluster, Brake/Tail Lamp. I can’t see where the Green wire gets power.
  If I apply 12v to the Green wire on the left handlebar switch, the H4 bulb lights up. But it won’t light on its own.
  Any ideas?
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Reply #1071 on: September 27, 2020, 08:04:54 pm
I don't have the wirering diagram in front of me, but I think the green wire should be getting power from a red wire that's coming from the main key switch. Might be an issue at that switch or a wire loose?
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Reply #1072 on: September 27, 2020, 08:55:00 pm
Out of the main ignition switch, a Red and Red/White enter the headlight bucket. The two leads go into the the big bundle and out of the bucket.
  I’ve done about everything I can with the switches.
  The only things not working are the H4 and the pilot light Black and Grey.
  I don’t see on the wiring diagram where Red feeds the Green.
  I’ll do a scan of the manual on the wiring.
 I’ll tray again tomorrow.
Thanks, Joe.
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Reply #1073 on: September 27, 2020, 09:35:10 pm
I am about to make an oil pressure indicator, does anyone know of an oil pressure switch that is not as large as the typical automotive switches ??? One that switches somewhere between 5-15 PSI?

Can't wait skipping looking at the riduculous oil window.
I looked on the internet, but didn't find any that were smaller than typical.
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Reply #1074 on: September 27, 2020, 10:17:08 pm
Out of the main ignition switch, a Red and Red/White enter the headlight bucket. The two leads go into the the big bundle and out of the bucket.
  I’ve done about everything I can with the switches.
  The only things not working are the H4 and the pilot light Black and Grey.
  I don’t see on the wiring diagram where Red feeds the Green.
  I’ll do a scan of the manual on the wiring.
 I’ll tray again tomorrow.
Thanks, Joe.

I had a simillar issue about 3 years back, can't remember what exactly the problem was. The solution was to be found within of the headlight, the pilot light and the H4 use the same wire to the ground (I THINK) which was causing interruptions. However, if you have no juice your issue might be different, unless you measured it to the ground which was not grounded....?


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Reply #1075 on: September 27, 2020, 11:13:42 pm
I’m using one of these:
https://www.powerprobetek.com/product/power-probe-3/

It tells if I have a ground or a POS. It can also apply a 12 volt power if I hit its button.
  I know there’s no power on the Green. But,  so far I don’t know why.
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Reply #1076 on: Yesterday at 01:33:14 pm
I looked on the internet, but didn't find any that were smaller than typical.

Well, ordered a couple of different designs. Other than that it seems that I successfully inverted the function on a banjo brake switch.. ::)  ...before it exploded under 200psi pressure testing. :o ;D